What is PCF?

Our vision is to promote connected, informed and enabled communities in the Pacific region.

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation is a non-governmental organisation which develops and implements public/private sector economic development and socio-cultural initiatives in the Pacific region. We Connect, We Inform, We Enable.

Core principles that shape our engagement:

  • Understanding
  • Friendship
  • Mutual Benefit
  • Collective Ambition

Our Patron

Governor General of New Zealand

Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

Pacific Cooperation Foundation's Patron is Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.

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Our Board Members

Nicole Metzger - Chairperson

Nicole Metzger - Chairperson

Nicole was appointed Chairperson of the PCF Board in 2018 and was initially appointed to the PCF Board in 2009. Nicole has over 30 years experience in private sector business into the Pacific Islands, specialising in fresh fruit and vegetables.

Nicole is currently the Managing Director of South Seas Exports, part of the NZ Hothouse Group.Prior to her position at South Seas Exports, Nicole owned and operated South Seas Produce for 10 years.Nicole sold South Seas Produce to the NZ Hothouse Group in 2015 and now looks after the Group exports to Asia, North America, Australia as well as the Pacific Islands. Nicole’s previous roles include Pacific Manager for Turners & Growers/ENZA.

Nicole has strong family connections to Kiribati.

Fiso John Fiso ONZM

Fiso John Fiso ONZM

Fiso John Fiso is a respected education professional with a strong set of skills and knowledge in facets of effective teaching, public speaking and educational leadership.

He has extensive governance and executive management experience in education, health and economic development sectors. John's extensive experience includes board membership of Ako Aotearoa, Volleyball NZ, Chairman of ITENZ - the Independent Tertiary Education providers of NZ, board positions with the Pacific Business Trust, CEO of New Zealand Institute of Sport, Chairman of Fiso Investment Group and Chairman of the NZ College of Massage.

Mr. Fiso is an alumni of Otago and Victoria Universities and brings significant experience to PCF.

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson has had a career spanning more than 40 years, has worked and travelled extensively and has overseen a number of infrastructure development projects throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has recently retired as the International Director of Beca, New Zealand's leading engineering and related consultancy services organisation, specialising in the design and management of projects throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Andrew joined the PCF Board in 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Audit and Risk committee.

Our Team

Don Mann

Chief Executive Officer

Don is the Chief Executive Officer of PCF and joined the team in January 2019

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Linda Kaua

Programme Development Manager

Linda Kaua is PCF's Programme Development Manager and brings to PCF years of experience of working in the region.

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Maria Fuata

Senior Accountant

Maria is an experienced accountant and has worked with PCF since June 2016.

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Suzanne Suisuiki

Marketing and Communications Manager

Suzanne is the Marketing and Communications Manager at PCF, joining the organisation in 2018

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Cathryn Laban

Programme Administrator

Cathryn has an extensive background in business administration, customer service and event management

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Fipe Salabogi

Administration Officer

Fipe is the Administration Officer at PCF and joined the team in May 2018

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Promoting prosperous businesses and communities in the Pacific